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Potree Renders Large Point Clouds in a Browser

Thanks to Matt O’Banion at West Point and Mike Olsen at OSU for the heads up on Potree – a free, open-source, WebGL based point cloud renderer for large point clouds, developed at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, … Continue reading

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Global Ocean Migration Mapped with Satellite Lidar

During World War II, naval oceanographers discovered a reflective layer that rose and fell across their sonar screens once each day. Further research revealed that it comprised a global ocean migration of swarms of fish and tiny sea creatures­ called … Continue reading

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Robert Schultz, Professor at OSU Retires After 56 Years

Where does one begin to measure the impact and to thank a dedicated professor/mentor like Robert Schultz for 56 years of service at one institution? The video below is a great start. Robert “Bob” Schultz, Professor of Civil and Construction … Continue reading

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Segmenting Point Clouds

A team of researchers from Oregon State University have developed a promising new approach to segmenting point clouds. New technologies such as lidar enable the rapid collection of massive datasets to model a 3D scene as a point cloud. However, … Continue reading

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As Dr. Michael Olsen at OSU notes this is not directly about lidar, but it is about the use of light to replace radio waves to transmit the Internet at blinding speed. By blinding I mean 100 times faster than … Continue reading

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Radiometric Processing of Lidar Data

Unfortunately we don’t have an accepted standard for lidar intensity. It can be loosely defined as the strength of the backscattered echo for each measured point, with the operative word being loosely. A group of researchers at Oregon State University … Continue reading

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Rock Fall Point Clouds

Using terrestrial laser scanning to better understand and monitor rock face stability can be a challenging use of the technology given the irregular nature of the surfaces, issues with angle of incidence and the dynamic nature of the material. Michael … Continue reading

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Faculty Openings at OSU

Oregon State University has two geospatial faculty positions opening. (not in civil engineering but in their coastal college). One is permanent and one is temporary. Assistant Professor, Cartography and Geovisual Analytics – a colleague firmly grounded in geography to conduct research, … Continue reading

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High Dynamic Range Research Questionnaire

The final step of this process is tone mapping, which is how the HDR image is interpreted when displayed on computer monitors. Continue reading

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